Intertidal burrows of the air-breathing eel goby, Odontamblyopus lacepedii (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae)
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Odontamblyopus lacepedii inhabits burrows in mudflats and breathes air at the surface opening. Investigations of the intertidal burrows using resin casting demonstrated a highly branched burrow system. The burrows are composed primarily of branching patterns of interconnected tunnels and shafts that communicate into two to seven surface openings. Bulbous chambers (i.e., dilated portions of the burrow) at branching sections of the tunnels or shafts are common features of the burrow. The presence of these chambers accords the fish adequate space to maneuver inside the burrow, and thus constant access to the surface. The combination of all burrow characteristics and previously reported variability in air breathing patterns are ostensibly of selective value for aerial predator avoidance during air breathing in O. lacepedii.
Gonzales, T. T., Masaya, K., & Ishimatsu, A. (2008). Intertidal burrows of the air-breathing eel goby, Odontamblyopus lacepedii (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae).
Ichthyological Research, 55(3), 303-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-008-0042-5
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